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Coyotes Squatting in Glendale Home Raise Concerns in Community

A wild coyote (Photo by Celso Diniz via Shutterstock)
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A Glendale home abandoned since a November fire is destined for demolition, however a new set of tenants squatting in the burned-out residence is raising concerns among neighbors and officials. A pack of coyotes has moved into the home, and are thought to be using the house as their den, says the L.A. Times.

Coyotes have been spotted on the property, and have wandered into neighboring yards in the past several months. Neighbors say they have seen up to four coyotes at a time in the neighborhood, and some believe at some point, a family of five coyotes was living inside the home.

Officials initially determined that the property was too open for setting traps, out of concern that domesticated pets or children might accidentally be caught and injured. However, county agricultural officials are doe to make another visit today to determine if traps can be set inside the structure.